Damian Lillard’s Status For Game 4 In Doubt With Achilles Strain

As we wrote earlier on Saturday, the Bucks‘ injury issues are getting worse before they get better, as there is serious doubt Damian Lillard will be ready for Game 4 against the Pacers due to an Achilles strain, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Charania, who adds that Lillard is currently in a walking boot, notes in a separate tweet that the eight-time All-Star played through significant soreness in his Achilles tendon in recent weeks, which was aggravated in the fourth quarter of Game 3.

The Bucks are now facing the potential of being without both of their superstars – Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lillard – as they look to even the series at two games apiece.

Lillard averaged 24.3 points, 7.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 35.4% from three on 8.5 attempts per game in his first year with the Bucks.

In the first two games of the series against the Pacers, he scored a combined 69 points. Despite the injury, he played 44 minutes in Game 3 and recorded 28 points and eight assists.

The Pacers lead the series 2-1. The two teams square off again on Sunday, with the Pacers looking to take the series back to Milwaukee with a 3-1 series lead.

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